Originally Posted by scottie jay
I find it tough to make it to final tables in these...just due to luck. The best poker players can get an opponent to put all their chips in with a hand in which they are dominated, but we have all been there when the pocket aces get beat...when A-10 beats AK. So, just from a statitics standpoint, I think luck plays a bigger factor than skill in tourneys with a large player pool. Thats why you dont see Phil Ivey making all the final tables at the WSOP.
The competition is a hell of a lot tougher at the WSOP though than an $11 tournaments at Stars, where theres a lot of really bad players who throw awat their chips easily near the start.
I'm guessing the best player in one of these can probably make final table 10% or 20% of the time, but I'm just guessing.